Top Spots On Green Lanes According To... The Dusty Knuckle Bakery

Want the hottest spots in Harringay for a refreshing swim and delicious Turkish food? This guide from Dusty Knuckle's co-founder, Max Tobias will sort you out.

Cult bakery and social enterprise The Dusty Knuckle has just opened up a second site on Green Lanes in Hackney. Dusty Knuckle was started back in 2014 by three friends Max, Rebecca and Daisy as a bakery, café and social enterprise with the mission of filling Londoners with high-quality loaves of bread and helping young offenders into employment and improving their prospects. They make this happen by offering training and employment for ex-offenders and young people at risk of entering the justice system and giving them the chance to work in a buzzing food operation.

As well as the usual rogue’s gallery of fresh bakes and dench sandwiches, the new restaurant in Harringay – sat between Manor House and Turnpike Lane – transforms into a candle-lit space at night serving traditional Italian snacks from crispy sage leaves and marinated anchovies to charred mackerel and tomato, pine nut and herb mayo alongside light and airy pizzas.

Seeing as they’ve just joined the area, we thought we’d reach out to the team at Dusty Knuckle to find out about their favourite spots in their new local area. Here are the top spots to visit on Green Lanes in Harringay according to Max Tobias (who himself has a background in youth and social work) of The Dusty Knuckle Bakery. Excluding, of course, their brand new bakery.

1. West Reservoir Centre, Woodberry Down

This is the best place for open swimming – freezing but amazingly feel-good for the soul!

Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, N4 2HA

2. Diyarbakir

One of many amazing Turkish spots, these guys looked after us so well whilst we were busy doing late nights finishing off the cafe build!

69 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1DU

3. Gozleme House

Small spot specialising in flat filled gozlemes, always super fresh and on point.

465 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1HE

4. The Finsbury

Lovely little garden both front and back amidst the chaos of Manor House.

336 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, N4 1BY

5. Re-style Harringay

A must-visit for the full traditional Turkish barbershop experience. Turkish tea, hot towels, flame in the ears, the lot.

375-377 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1ES

5. Brouhaha

Vibey little cocktail bar with great Japanese food, amazing mixture of people in here.

501 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1AL

6. All Star Food & Wine

A neighbourhood off-license with a great little selection of Italian deli items; cheeses, cured meats and Italian grocery items. They even sell fresh yeast!

459 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1HE

7. Baldwins Butchers

Proper old school butchers. Worth a visit just to hear the way the staff cuss each other.

469 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1AJ

8. Harringay Snooker Club

The late spot; open for snooker, pool and table tennis. You have to experience it for yourself…

1-5 Salisbury Road, Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N8 0RX

9. The Salisbury Pub

Massive high ceilings, weird taxidermy, friendly security... solid neighbourhood pub.

1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, N4 1JX

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